There are 7 ways to get from Denver to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) DEN - DCA

$131 - $453

6 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Washington Dulles (IAD) DEN - IAD

$147 - $717

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Baltimore (BWI) DEN - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$204 - $864

Train  •  37 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$238 - $704

Bus, train  •  44 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Indianapolis, IN 1401
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Cardinal

$239 - $484

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Frisco
  2. Take the bus from Frisco to Philadelphia, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc

$193 - $495

Drive  •  27 h

  1. Drive from Denver to Washington 1663.6 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Denver to Washington is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 27 h.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Washington is to fly which costs $130 - $460 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Denver and Washington is 1498 miles. The road distance is 1663.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Denver to Washington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denver to Washington. However, there are services departing from Denver, Co and arriving at Washington, Dc via Frisco and Philadelphia, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Denver station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Denver Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and four other airlines fly from Denver to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Denver to Washington via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 37 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Denver to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Baltimore via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Baltimore via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Denver to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Denver to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Denver to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Denver to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Denver, Co to Frisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Frisco to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
41 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $270
Flexible
$320 - $420
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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